It's what tells people if you are healthy and concious of maintaining good health. Healthy gums, white teeth, attractive teeth and good breath are indicators of our overall well-being.
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: poor oral health is linked to poor physical health. Your mouth is a key entryway into the rest of the body. If the mouth has a chronic infection or disease, then your entire body may be indirectly or directly exposed to those bacteria.
Research shows connections between periodontal disease and poor cardiovascular health, increased risk of stroke, diabetes, problem pregnancies, respiratory diseases, and osteoporosis in women. What's more, some studies indicate that people who lose all of their natural teeth may have a much shorter life span.
If you want to up your odds of a happy, healthy life, treat your body with respect and put your money (and effort) where your mouth is. Try starting with the basics: learn the latest tips, techniques, and tools for top-notch oral hygiene. Then, branch out: incorporate a healthy diet, exercise, fresh air, and sufficient uninterrupted rest. Eliminate unhealthy habits, and remember, taking care of your teeth can benefit your whole body.
As a patient at Wildrose Dental Hygiene Centre, you can be assured that your overall health and wellness is of utmost importance to us. If you have questions about your oral health and its impact on your general health, call our Canmore office at 403 609 9555, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Tracey Simerson is a Registered Dental Hygienist and the Owner/Operator of Wildrose Dental Hygiene Centre in Canmore.
Tracey has lived and worked in the Bow Valley for more than 30 years and is trusted by many, Her reputable work ethic and strong commitment to excellence makes her a favourite amongst locals. She offers a gentle touch for those who are timid of dental work and has a vast knowledge of modern dental professionalry.
Trained and certified with the Academy of Laser dental professionalry for ten years, Tracey is also trained and certified to provide Periowave laser treatments, Zoom Advanced Power teeth whitening, and Iveri system.
Tracey continually takes courses and learns about the latest technologies to offer you the best treatments possible. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, as well. Before opening her private hygiene practice, Tracey was a dental assistant in Ontario for four years and she has worked as a registered dental hygienist since 1988.